Connor was embarrassing

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by mthez, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. mthez

    mthez Active Member banned Full Member

    Aug 12, 2016
    He got knocked down by a right was thrown around the ring like a *****. I was shocked and how pathetic he looked. I am not a UFC watcher but came in with no idea how Khabib fights but he completely dominated and embarrassed Connor. I'd never show my face in public if I was Connor after all the trash talking!
  2. oiky

    oiky Gypsy Boy Full Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    I had conor to win before the fight & I will agree here what a poor showing
  3. Deew

    Deew Active Member Full Member

    May 4, 2009
    This fight went EXCATLY the way anybody who had watched either man without bias knew it would.

    IE: Either Mcgregor would spark him out, or be dominated on the ground and submitted.

    Which is why, despite all the ****e, I still prefer boxing to MMA (Don't like the ground stuff).
  4. ATG22

    ATG22 Active Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2014
    Yet Conor will show his face again and make more money in his next fight than any other MMA fighter ever has, probably in their entire career.

    Yeah, this was rather expected after the 2nd (although Conor was surprisingly strong in the 3rd when both were very gassed). I thought it was over in the second but he survived and actually proved himself.

    Obviously Khabib is a beast on the ground but it is kinda boring to watch when about 8 of the first 10 minutes involved him doing nothing (due to underrated work by Conor) but laying on his opponent.
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  5. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    The Irishman is definitely a better salesman than fighter.
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  6. reckless

    reckless Active Member Full Member

    Mar 18, 2018
    What an awful sport. Most of it is just rolling around the floor.
    Just as boring and homoerotic as Olympic wrestling.
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  7. Hankey89

    Hankey89 Member Full Member

    Apr 9, 2016
    I have seen Conor quit in 2 of his last 4 fights, once against Nate Diaz and now against Khabib. If he doesn't want to take the pounding anymore, he just offers up his neck, and then taps out as soon as they get hold.

    Khabib wasn't even locked on his neck.
  8. FastSmith7

    FastSmith7 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    He submitted him by neck crank, which is just as effective as a rear naked choke
  9. shanemfr

    shanemfr Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 29, 2004
    other fighters have evolved to use hands etc. Connor went in there looking like he would knock him out like he did Aldo, then he got a reality check that training for an elite grappler doesn't come close to facing one on fight night....Now we just have to wait for DC to destroy Brock then al the casual/WWE fans can EAD and dissapear
  10. sjp17

    sjp17 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 22, 2011
    Conor needs to switch camps and get some new trainers and training partners, Kavanagh has taken him as far as he can.
  11. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013

    He should train MMA at Tri-Star and train Wrestling extensively with a guy like Cael Sanderson or Jordan Burrows (and their team).

    He needs a camp where he is just another body, a small fish in a big pond.
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  12. Hattonmad

    Hattonmad Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    To be fair to Conor, he was out a long time. Even when the fight was standing he looked poor and that's never happened before. He was clearly very rusty.

    Probably needs a fight or two before the rematch and to stay in training until said rematch. I give him a chance of getting the KO in a rematch.
  13. Willie Maeket

    Willie Maeket We Fought In Every War since 1776! Full Member

    Jun 22, 2015
    Logic, my god I thought that died around here.
    There are a bunch of guys in the previous comments who go ape poop if their favorite fighter gets his ass handed to him by a smaller guy. They say he was old,shot, whatever.
    Conor comes off a 2 year layoff and fights the new beast of the division, no tune up, does 100% of the ****ing promo, still fights his ass off and has to fight more after a fight and they still talk bad about the man. WTF?!

    You can't get Golovkin in the ring with a Charlo, but it's excused.
    You can't get Floyd in the ring with anybody not old, but its excused.
    You can't get Pacquiao in with Crawford ,so he runs to Haymon, but its excused.
    MMA blows away boxing in so many categories because the fans are not vagina monologue watching men who rather love a hypejob than see a man put his ass on the line for the check his mouth wrote.

    McGregor could have taken 3 tune ups and he would have gotten booed at all 3 events. Unlike watching the so called beast of boxing beat up a 154 guy because he couldn't get the KO's anymore.
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  14. Willie Maeket

    Willie Maeket We Fought In Every War since 1776! Full Member

    Jun 22, 2015
    Dana is stretching that fight out until he can wear DC down. Brock Lesnar is the "ideal" UFC fighter that Dana wants. Lesnar never got punished for failing that drug test before the Mark Hunt fight.
    Dana and co. knew he was doped up and still let him fight.
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  15. Cross of Iron

    Cross of Iron Active Member Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Khabib was sharper all round even his striking was good , the punch that knocked down Conor was excellent .

    Conor clearly was rusty ... I don't know if he will ever be the fighter he was before now that he is a multi-millionaire the hunger is not there like it was . He had chances to throw punches and he just stood there giving Khabib opportunities . Conor's best chance was early and he didn't go for it - a swarming offense style is what i would have advised . Still he lasted into the fourth round which showed grit . Khabib is as tough as they get so congrats to him for a good win .
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